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From my neurodivergent family to yours. I'm Danielle Sullivan, a neurodiversity life coach and autistic parent with autistic and ADHD children. I'm here to help us all explore the world of neurodivergence. Neurodiverging episodes include stories and lessons from my life, deep dives into the traits and histories of ADHD and autism, and guest experts who talk about issues pertinent to ADHD and autistic folks in society. Welcome to Neurodiverging! Learn more on http://neurodiverging.com. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/neurodiverging/support

From my neurodivergent family to yours. I'm Danielle Sullivan, a neurodiversity life coach and autistic parent with autistic and ADHD children. I'm here to help us all explore the world of neurodivergence. Neurodiverging episodes include stories and lessons from my life, deep dives into the traits and histories of ADHD and autism, and guest experts who talk about issues pertinent to ADHD and autistic folks in society. Welcome to Neurodiverging! Learn more on http://neurodiverging.com. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/neurodiverging/support

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From my neurodivergent family to yours. I'm Danielle Sullivan, a neurodiversity life coach and autistic parent with autistic and ADHD children. I'm here to help us all explore the world of neurodivergence. Neurodiverging episodes include stories and lessons from my life, deep dives into the traits and histories of ADHD and autism, and guest experts who talk about issues pertinent to ADHD and autistic folks in society. Welcome to Neurodiverging! Learn more on http://neurodiverging.com. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/neurodiverging/support

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English


Episodes

Positive Discipline for Autistic and ADHD Children with Debbie Godfrey

9/30/2021
Today I'm talking with Debbie Godfrey, a positive parenting guru. Debbie's a certified Parent Educator with over 30 years of expertise in the parenting education field. She's helped parents around the world solve problems with their families and their children by teaching methods to improve behavior in a positive, gentle way. She's served tons of organizations throughout the country, including C.A.A.N (Child Abuse and Neglect), Casa Pacifica, Conejo Valley Substance Abuse Prevention...

Duration:00:45:13

How to Get Your Child Support at School with Laura Reber of Progress Parade

9/16/2021
Today's conversation is with Laura Reber, Founder of Progress Parade, an online special education tutoring company. With her lifelong interest in psychology and problem-solving, Laura initially began her career as a school psychologist before following her passion for supporting each student as an individual to create her tutoring company, Progress Parade. Laura is a wealth of knowledge about special education, learning disabilities and challenges, and how to navigate the public education...

Duration:00:26:09

Kate McNulty's Love and Asperger's: Relationships on the Spectrum

7/29/2021
Today I'm talking with Kate McNulty, an autistic Certified Gottman Therapist, Certified AASECT Sex Therapist, and licensed clinical social worker. We're discussing her new book, Love and Asperger's: Practical Strategies To Help Couples Understand Each Other and Strengthen Their Connection, which came out in October 2020. Love and Asperger's is a practical guide to maintaining a loving and communicative relationship between people with different neurotypes. Kate lays out some common...

Duration:00:32:51

Polymathy and Neurodivergence with Dustin Miller, PolyInnovator

7/15/2021
Welcome back! Today's conversation is with Dustin Miller of PolyInnovator. Dustin is an OmniContent Creator, host of the Polymath PolyCast, and the host of TeleInnovator, a polymathy and self-education channel). We had a wide-ranging discussion on self-directed education, learning how to learn, building habits and self-motivation hacks, and much more. Enjoy! Find full show notes and a transcript here:...

Duration:00:39:55

Fighting the Stigma of Mental Illness and Neurodiversity with Dr. Roy Richard Grinker

7/1/2021
Welcome back! Today's guest is Dr. Roy Richard Grinker, Professor of Anthropology at George Washington University and Editor-in-chief of Anthropological Quarterly. We're discussing his newest book, Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness, which came out in January 2021 from Norton, and tells the uplifting story of how we are successfully challenging the stigma that has long shadowed mental illnesses. I found Nobody's Normal to be an accessible yet deep dive into...

Duration:00:34:25

Slow Processing? Try Slow Parenting!

6/17/2021
We all know there are approximately one million and fourteen different parenting approaches out there, which can make it intimidating to sort through them and find the ones that work for you and your family. In my family, we all struggle with intermittent slow processing speed, which leads us to be more overwhelmed by social events, to do lists, and housework, and even keeping up with basic needs like eating, than the average family. Luckily, after much trial and error, I found a parenting...

Duration:00:25:52

Mindfulness for Neurodiverse Families with Dr. Rabia Subhani

6/3/2021
My guest today is Dr. Rabia Subhani, neuropsychologist, certified mindfulness teacher (many times over!), and mother of an autistic child. Rabia is the creator of Mindful Village®, a secular eight to twelve week program geared towards the parents and caregivers of neurodiverse children. On this episode of Neurodiverging, Dr. Rabia and I are discussing what mindfulness is, how it works, why it's a good fit for many neurodiverse families, and why parents need to learn to practice mindfulness...

Duration:00:45:16

ADHD and the Creative with Anaïs Lucia

5/6/2021
My guest today is Anaïs Lucia, an ADHD-er who works as an actor, director, filmmaker, stand-up comedian, YouTuber, and host, and is also the host and producer of three podcasts! We're discussing how she got her start in the entertainment industry, how her ADHD traits affect her work and approach to what she does, and some of her unique tips for actually finishing some of the 10,000 different projects you have going right now. oin my Patreonmy life coaching servicesshow notes and...

Duration:00:36:24

Get Stuff Done: How to Use Automation & the Activity Partner/ Body Double for Your Executive Function Troubles

4/29/2021
As a life coach, I work with a lot of autistic and/or ADHD folks who have trouble with executive function skills, like prioritizing and organizing tasks, procrastination, difficulty getting started on a project, and other similar challenges. If this sounds like you, then I'm here to tell you more about what executive function is and isn't, and to introduce you to two strategies to help strengthen your executive function skills: automation, and the activity partner. oin my Patreonmy life...

Duration:00:25:53

How to Hear in Loud Places with Suzanne DeMallie

4/15/2021
My guest today is Suzanne Rupp DeMallie, who’s recently published an amazing book: Can You Hear Me Now?: Join the Conversation to Make Public Education a Better Choice. As a parent to a child with auditory processing deficit, Suzanne fought a nationwide battle against bureaucracy to get teacher microphones into classrooms throughout the United States. We're discussing her family's experience with auditory processing disorder, practical ideas for supporting kids dealing with the issue at...

Duration:00:44:11

Discovering the Martian: A Conversation with Author Clif Adkins

4/1/2021
Today I'm talking with Clif Adkins, author of the new book Martian: A Non-Science Fiction Guide for How to Love, Raise, and Possibly Be Someone Not Quite Human. We're talking about who the Martian is, their most unique traits, and how to support a growing Martian at home and at school. This and more, today, on Neurodiverging! I am continually grateful to Zach, David, Teresa, Sara, and Anon! Thank you for supporting this episode of Neurodiverging! subscribe button Patreon Martian: A...

Duration:00:35:25

Asked & Answered: Should I tell my child about their neurodiversity?

3/19/2021
Parenting can be a challenge for anyone, even in the most ideal conditions. But parenting a child who has a different neurotype than you can come with unique challenges. I want to discuss a question that I've gotten a few times: Should I tell my child about their autism? How do I portray being autistic as an ultimately positive and valuable identity while not skipping over the real challenges that are associated with it? This can be a complicated question because everybody's situation is...

Duration:00:28:43

Raising Successful Neurodivergent Kids with Sally Willbanks of ND Renegade

1/14/2021
This week I’m talking with Sally Willbanks, the founder of neurodiversity clothing line, ND Renegade: https://www.ndrenegade.com/. We discuss how she transitioned from being a well-known contemporary landscape artist to running a clothing line dedicated to neurodiversity; parenting autistic and ADHD profoundly gifted children; and the pros and cons of homeschooling to teach children life skills. You can also find Sally on Instagram @ndrenegade! I want to give a warm thank you to my patrons,...

Duration:00:48:20

Asked & Answered: How Do I Find A Therapist As A Neurodivergent Person?

12/31/2020
Today’s episode is based on a listener question: Jenna wrote, “How do you go about finding a therapist as a neurodivergent person? Are there specific things to look for, or avoid?” Thanks for listening, Jenna! I think this is a great question, and one I’m happy to take a whack at. I’m going to start off by talking about some general basics about how to find a therapist who’s a good fit, and then I’m going to move into talking about finding someone to help specifically neurodivergent folks...

Duration:00:24:11

Safe Spirituality and Life Hacks for Neurodivergent Folks with Rev. Catharine Clarenbach

12/16/2020
I’m honored to be joined on this week’s episode by Reverend Catharine Clarenbach. Catharine is a white, fat, cis woman, a sovereign queer femme with ADHD, bipolar disorder, well-managed mental illness, and trauma from sexual assault. She is also an ordained Unitarian Universalist minister and an Initiate in the Tradition of Stone Circle Wicca (USA). She spent four years in discernment with an order of Roman Catholic religious sisters, and is trained and credentialed as a spiritual...

Duration:00:51:39

I Can't Recognize My Mother's Face: On Face Blindness and Autism

12/3/2020
Prosopagnosia, also known as face blindness, is very common among autistic and ADHD people. In this episode, In this episode, I’m discussing what face blindness is, how to recognize it, and how it’s affected my own life. - Hit the subscribe button to make sure you are notified when there’s a new episode: https://mailchi.mp/66e2de2c4b59/signuphere - Check Neurodiverging out on Patreon, and support this podcast for as little as $1 a month: https://www.patreon.com/neurodiverging - See Show...

Duration:00:28:12

On Sensory Processing Disorder, + 3 Tips to Avoid Sensory Overwhelm

11/19/2020
Have you ever heard of sensory processing disorder? Sensory overwhelm? Sensory integration disorder? Sensory overload? Today, I want to discuss what all this stuff if, and give you some go-to tips that I use in my everyday life to avoid sensory overwhelm. - Hit the subscribe button to make sure you are notified when there’s a new episode: https://mailchi.mp/66e2de2c4b59/signuphere - Check Neurodiverging out on Patreon, and support this podcast for as little as $1 a month:...

Duration:00:20:51

Autistics Don't Lack Empathy. (In fact, we've got more than enough.)

11/5/2020
I've had several requests to record an audio version of an article I wrote for Medium in August, entitled "Autistics Don't Lack Empathy." Here it is: https://medium.com/@neurodiverging.podcast/autistic-people-dont-lack-empathy-in-fact-we-ve-got-plenty-of-it-837e326f8246 - Hit the subscribe button to make sure you are notified when there’s a new episode: https://mailchi.mp/66e2de2c4b59/signuphere - Check Neurodiverging out on Patreon, and support this podcast for as little as $1 a month:...

Duration:00:09:18

What Does Wellness Mean for Autistic Women? Talking with Erin Beal.

10/22/2020
I am thrilled to have Erin Beal with us. Erin is the autistic and ADHD founder of the Autism Wellness Center of SW Michigan, as well as a personal trainer and a 2nd year Masters student of Developmental Disabilities at Columbia University. Erin offers freelance wellness consulting for kids, teens, and adults who are autistic or ADHD. Find her on Facebook or Instagram! Erin was originally a communications expert and a graduate student in English until she was diagnosed with autism at age 30....

Duration:00:42:31

Autistic Perseveration: Why Do We Perseverate and What Should You Do About It?

10/1/2020
Perseverative behavior is simply a repetitive behavior, an action that a person keeps repeating without meaning to. Some examples include saying the same words, moving in the same pattern, or even thinking the same unhelpful thought, long after whatever initially prompted the activity has passed. But what is driving this behavior, and why is it some common in autistic folks? That's what we're discussing today! - Hit the subscribe button to make sure you are notified when there’s a new...

Duration:00:24:54